self-care blogging
blogging

Thoughts on blogging trends and technologies

A few weeks ago I hosted the #lbloggers chat because I wanted to talk about blogging trends and technologies. I've always been a bit of an 'old-school' blogger because I like to stick to basic posts with words and photos. I am working on upping my game with photography but I have no interest in… Continue reading Thoughts on blogging trends and technologies

a bookworm's wish list
Books

A bookworm’s wish list

The list of books I want to read grows by the day but I'm not going to include them all in this wish list. Instead, I'm focusing on gorgeous covers and special editions, as well as some rather fun accessories. Anne of Green Gables: V&A Collector's Edition, £9.98 | The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition,… Continue reading A bookworm’s wish list

northanger abbey stage adaptation
Cornwall

Heartbreak Productions: Northanger Abbey review

Last week I went along to one of the shows on Penlee Park Theatre's summer programme. I saw A Midsummer Night's Dream last summer and was pleased to be invited back to review a production of my choice. I picked Heartbreak Productions' Northanger Abbey as I'm a big Jane Austen fan and have been interested… Continue reading Heartbreak Productions: Northanger Abbey review

self-care adult colouring
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #25

When I sat down to have a go at calligraphy the other night I was reminded of how relaxing I find it to take some time away from screens and do something creative. I used to really enjoy spending time doodling in my bullet journal but I started to get a bit stressed and anxious… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #25

saturday share
blogging

Saturday Share #107

Take a break this weekend and catch up on these awesome blog posts, including books to change your life, a tasty shortbread recipe and body confidence. I love Lauren's book posts. This week she wrote a collaborative post about books which changed our lives. I have a few body image issues since having Jenson and… Continue reading Saturday Share #107

ms marvel volume 7
Books, Cornwall, Lifestyle, stationery

Friday Favourites #39

Have I mentioned how much I love that blogging keeps me in books and stationery? What else does a gal need for her life's happiness? I've built some fantastic working relationships with book publishers and stationery suppliers and I'm so grateful for the opportunities they provide me with. They're certainly keeping my postie in business!… Continue reading Friday Favourites #39

a tu clothing wish list
Lifestyle, Parenthood

A Tu Clothing wish list – 25% off!

You know you're a grown up when you get excited about 25% off clothing weeks at Sainsburys! It's especially well timed for the back to school shop. You'd think we don't have to worry about that for a couple of years but because Jenson is starting nursery in a few weeks I want to make… Continue reading A Tu Clothing wish list – 25% off!

world calligraphy day 2017
stationery

World Calligraphy Day 2017

When I heard that the Manuscript Pen Company were launching the first World Calligraphy Day, I knew it was something I had to get involved with. I've hated my handwriting for a long time (I swear it was ruined by learning shorthand!) and have been meaning to find the time to learn some hand lettering… Continue reading World Calligraphy Day 2017

force of nature by jane harper
Books

Book review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

It can be hard to live up to the success of a multi-award-winning debut novel but Jane Harper has certainly met, if not exceeded, expectations with Force of Nature. Fans of The Dry will be pleased to see the return of not only Harper but also Federal Agent Aaron Falk. Six months on from the… Continue reading Book review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Th[ink] dot grid notebooks from Creoly review
stationery

Tried and tested: Th[ink] dot grid notebooks from Creoly

I recently joined the Creoly Early Bird Club reviewer program and just received my first item to review: the Creoly Th[ink] Hardbound Dotted Notebook*. Its Amazon description claims it's perfect for bullet journalling and it's not hard to see why. Available in three colours (black, red or blue), you can pick your cover to suit… Continue reading Tried and tested: Th[ink] dot grid notebooks from Creoly